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Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

Jul 2, 2017 6:32 pm

“Jacare” Souza makes his prediction for Romero vs. Whittaker

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 213, surging Cuban contender Yoel Romero will collide with Kiwi standout Robert Whittaker for the interim UFC middleweight title. Brazil’s Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza – who has long stood out as one of the best middleweights on earth – is one of just a few men to fight...

Jul 2, 2017 5:56 pm

UFC matchmaker explains why Anthony Pettis asked to fight Jim Miller

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will look to correct one of the toughest slumps of his career opposite lightweight veteran Jim Miller. While Miller represents a small step down in competition for the struggling Pettis – who has recently battled a procession of top-10 foes...

Jul 2, 2017 4:27 pm

Justine Kish to receive bonus after accident in Felice Herrig fight

Late last month, on the main card of the UFC’s exciting visit to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Russian-American strawweight Justine Kish stepped into the cage with the amply more experienced Felice Herrig. In the end, Kish would lose this fight by unanimous decision, as she was  soundly out grappled for three rounds. Unfortunately, Herrig’s impressive performance...

Jul 2, 2017 4:06 pm

Aljamain Sterling still hasn’t signed contract for catchweight bout with Renan Barao

Originally, Aljamain Sterling expected to fight Renan Barao at bantamweight at UFC 214 this July 29. Unfortunately, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) ultimately decided to forbid Barao from fighting at bantamweight given his previous difficulty cutting to the weight class. As such, Sterling was asked to meet Barao at a 140-pound catchweight. While Sterling...

Jul 2, 2017 3:43 pm

VIDEO | Go behind the scenes of Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA touched down in New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This card stands out as the biggest in the promotion’s history. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between UFC veterans Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, which Sonnen won by...

Jul 2, 2017 2:54 pm

Travis Browne explains how he squashed his beef with Josh Barnett

Heading into his UFC 213 bout with Oleksiy Oliynyk, Travis Browne has been training with former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett – a man he knocked out back in late 2013 with a series of hellacious elbows. In order to begin training with Barnett, Browne first had to squash his beef with the former champion. This...

Jul 2, 2017 1:51 pm

Edson Barboza is down to fight Kevin Lee

Late last month, in the main event of the UFC’s exciting stop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kevin Lee scored an impressive – though somewhat controversial – first-round submission win over top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa. This win set the 24-year-old Lee up for more big tests in the stacked UFC lightweight division, and post-fight, he made...

Jul 1, 2017 2:28 pm

VIDEO | New footage of Conor McGregor working head movement with Ido Portal

More movement to go along with all the huge amount of daily traditional work: mitts, heavy bag, cardio and lots of sparring. Keeping the brain quick, the eyes sharp, the feet light. When such a zero impact drill is involved the 'software is upgraded without damaging the hardware' (John Kavanagh) and extra motor learning and...

Jul 1, 2017 12:02 pm

Edson Barboza open to superfight with Jose Aldo at 145

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC’s lightweight division. In addition to 11 knockout wins in 19 professional fights, Barboza racked up a 25-3 professional kickboxing record, with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Fresh off a KO win over Beneil Dariush at ‘UFC Fight...

Jul 1, 2017 11:27 am

VIDEO | Jon Fitch gets first stoppage win in over a decade, defeats Brian Foster

TAP!!! Boom! @jonfitchdotnet with the W! #PFLDaytona pic.twitter.com/rTSUnUrHMd — #PFLDaytona (@ProFightLeague) July 1, 2017 Friday night at the inaugural Professional Fighters League event, UFC veteran Jon Fitch picked up his first stoppage win in over a decade as he defeated fellow MMA vet Brian Foster via 2nd round submission. The stoppage was the first since...

Jul 1, 2017 10:55 am

Sparring partner praises Conor McGregor and his boxing abilities

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated showdown with Floyd Mayweather on August 26th, where the Irish superstar will look to shock the world and hand Mayweather his first professional loss. Ahead of the fight, many question whether or not Conor McGregor has the ability to catch Mayweather, arguably...

Jul 1, 2017 9:13 am

Amanda Nunes is “ready for anything” ahead of Valentina Shevchenko rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division over the past two years, going on a 5-fight win streak that saw her finish four of her five opponents. In addition, nearly one year ago, Nunes picked up a first round submission win over Miesha Tate to claim...

Jun 30, 2017 10:11 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov vows to be back soon, unveils plan for next two fights

We'll be back soon, InshaAllah. Fun is just beginning, although a long trip is behind. Autumn Tony, Winter Conor. #thinkingoutloud ❗️ Скоро вернёмся ИншаАллагь. Все самое интересное только начинается, хотя и пройдено очень многое. Осенью Тони, Зимой Конор. #Мысливслух #ufc #mma #Nurmagomedov #победатолькоотВсевышнего A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Jun 30, 2017 at...

Jun 30, 2017 1:43 pm

VIDEO | Five times Floyd Mayweather has been stunned in the ring

The mega money boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is less than two months away from happening as two of the biggest stars from combat sports will meet in the ring on August 26. Here we take a look at five times where the undefeated, defensive boxing genius, Floyd Mayweather was stunned in...

Jun 30, 2017 11:19 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor sees mural of himself KOing Mayweather for the first time

On August 26th, Conor McGregor will step into the Octagon in hopes of shocking the world and handing Floyd Mayweather his first professional loss. Ahead of the fight, Conor McGregor‘s gym was decorated with a gigantic mural of himself knocking out Floyd Mayweather thanks to SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh, who commissioned a local...

Jun 30, 2017 9:56 am

Justin Scoggins attempting to rally flyweights: “Our division is in jeopardy”

The ongoing beef between UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and UFC President Dana White continues to be an uncertain one, that most recently saw White fire several scathing jabs at ‘Mighty Mouse’ during a recent interview. The feud started after Johnson allegedly accepted a fight with Ray Borg per the UFC’s request after shooting down...

Jun 30, 2017 9:13 am

Yoel Romero discusses UFC 213 matchup with Robert Whittaker

At UFC 213, UFC middleweight Yoel Romero will look to claim UFC interim middleweight gold as he steps into the Octagon with streaking contender Robert Whittaker in a matchup which will see one man not only secure the interim title, but also a fight with Michael Bisping for the undisputed belt. Ahead of the fight,...

Jun 30, 2017 8:14 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor training for Floyd Mayweather

You've never seen these moves. #Ghost A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jun 29, 2017 at 1:51pm PDT With the countdown officially underway for Conor McGregor’s historic boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, training videos have begun to emerge from both fighter’s camps. First, Conor McGregor was filmed working on a rather unusual...

Jun 29, 2017 10:25 pm

Nick Diaz informed of potential anti-doping violation from “whereabouts failures”

UFC fan favorite Nick Diaz has been informed of a potential anti-doping violation by USADA after three “whereabouts failures” over the course of the past 12 months. Under the UFC’s partnership with USADA, fighters are required to notify USADA of their whereabouts at all times. This means that Diaz, who has beefed with USADA in...

Jun 29, 2017 2:14 pm

VIDEO | Incredible switch kick knockout from Muay Thai fight

FLYING ROUNDHOUSE KICK KO! Credits: K-1 Posted by Muay Thai & Kickboxing on Thursday, June 29, 2017 The switch kick is becoming more and more utilized in MMA in recent years. Popularized by Muay Thai legend Saenchai, several MMA fighters have begun to employ the kick more & more. From Conor McGregor using the kick...

Jun 29, 2017 1:59 pm

Dana White believes two of his big UFC stars will never fight again

In the UFC, there aren’t a ton of fighters that really move the needle. It’s obvious that Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars the UFC has ever seen. However, aside from “The Notorious” who comes to mind that can bring in big numbers for the UFC? Jon Jones is set to return in...

Jun 29, 2017 1:57 pm

Jacare Souza reflects on loss to Robert Whittaker

Back in April, top ranked middleweight Jacare Souza stepped into the Octagon with Robert Whittaker for a highly anticipated middleweight showdown. Unfortunately for Jacare, who was ranked higher than Whittaker going into the fight, he lost the scrap via TKO, snapping a 2-fight win streak. Now, with Jacare ranked at #5 on the UFC’s middleweight...